Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#ProviderChats: Wednesday, October 28th

Bill Myers

Join the next Twitter chat hosted by Provider Magazine next Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. EST for, “Sex And The Singular Senior.” 

This topic will become even more important as the baby boomers age and become residents in long term care. We have a terrific panel of experts who’ll discuss everything from “skin hunger” to informed consent to the risks and rewards and helping our elders attain their full height as humans. We'll cover important items to ask caregivers and tips on a topic that may cause some folks to cringe, our elders having sex.

Our Panel of Experts Include-

Dick Butler is an attorney with more than three decades of experience in long term care. He’s a former executive vice president with the Indiana Health Care Association and was the on the facility standards committee for the American Health Care Association. He is currently an independent director Medicalodges’ corporate board, and services on AHCA’s survey/regulatory committee.

Melanie Davis is co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University. She teaches at Widener University, Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Drexel University. She developed and coordinates Davis is also the author of Look Within: A Woman’s Journal and is on the editorial advisory board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. She is a certified sexuality educator and educator supervisor through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

Gayle Appel Doll is an associate professor and the Director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University. She is an expert on person-centered care for nursing homes and sexuality and aging specifically for persons living with dementia. She has written an award-winning book, Sexuality and Long-Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults and has been interviewed for publications from AARP to the New York Times.

Lynne Katzmann is the founder and CEO of Juniper Communities in Bloomfield, N.J. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she helped Oregon put together the first-of-its-kind state health care system in the early 1980s. An anti-ageism activist, she founded Juniper in the hope that it can “be a model for public policy.” She was named to Provider’s “20 To Watch” list in 2015.

Follow the conversation using #ProviderChats next week.

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